Monday, June 24, 2013

June 24, 2013

This week was filled with a lot of time to opening our mouths and talking to anybody who would listen to us. Sometimes it is not the easiest thing to do, but what a blessing it is when you find out more about the people and you strive to help them to see the joy in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The hard part of teaching this week was everyone was there was plenty of time to find new people to share the good news with. We have been working to commit people to read, pray, attend church or continue to listen to our messages. And it was wonderful to feel the power in helping these people understand the power of repentance and how they can receive of the full blessings of the gospel. However, by the end of the week, very few stayed with their commitments. But we will continue to help these people to understand what is required. We had some really great lessons with the less actives in our was great to feel the power of the gospel and to learn more about our purpose here in earth. I learned a lot this week about obedience and our purpose here on earth. We are to become even as our Father in heaven...but it requires our obedience to His commandments. He has given us the power of agency. But agency is not the power to choose between good and bad. Our agency is the power to choose between good, better and best. We do not have the power in agency to choose bad. When we "choose" bad, we simply are not using the power of our agency. I am striving to keep in mind as much as possible the potential that others  (and myself) have the sight of Heavenly Father.  The work that we are enlisted in, is great. There are so many blessings to be found as we strive to share this wonderful news with others, despite our fears, our differences, our challenges, or our circumstances. The Lord has covenanted with us in this work and we shall be greatly blessed through His love and mercy towards us. I love the story from Jacob 5:70-77. We shall labor together with our Lord and we shall receive blessings with Him (D&C 18:15-16). I know that as we continue to have our minds and our hearts open to the Lord and His will we shall find those that the Lord is preparing for His members :) I hope you all will join the vast amount of full time missionaries, to bring the truth forth to the world!

Mahal kita!

Sister Pace
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Philippines Legazpi Mission
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
P.O. Box #225
Legazpi City Post Office
Legazpi City, Albay
4500 Philippines

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